Post Sale Update: This Honda ATC200 sold for the BIN of $1,295 on eBay in Madison, Wisconsin.
Honda brought the 3-wheeler to the US thanks to an engineer named Osamu Takeuchi. Osamu was simply trying to create a product that could bolster motorcycle sales during winter months, but by the time it was all over he had created something so prone to causing injury that the US Justice Department banned them entirely. The model line started with the ATC90 (All Terrain Cycle) but it wasn’t until the ATC185 that the popularity started to surge – displacement was bumped to 192cc for the ATC200 model in 1981.
For the ’81 model, fuel capacity was 2.3 gallons (including a .4 gallon reserve), and the dry weight was 317.5 pounds. The pull-start motor was paired with an automatic clutch and five-speed transmission. Optional accessories included “chevron pattern tires, trailer hitch, front and rear racks, front basket”. For more information, check out this post on 3 Wheeler World – they note that the MSRP was $1,298, which is damn close to the seller’s asking price.
This example is said to have come out of a long term private collection and is offered with a bill of sale. The carb was recently clean and it “runs-drives nice.” The plastics and rubber are generally in good shape, and the price ain’t bad either. Find this ATC for sale in Madison, Wisconsin with a BIN of $1,295 here on eBay.